By Lisa Cherry
This is not deep. It really starts with these three very helpful words: Zip lock baggies.
OK, I admit it. I am a non-green, zip lock baggie fanatic. But fellow moms, this simple little invention has solved so many of my nagging motherhood problems—the ones that tend to make me snap at the kids. So I am brimming with admiration and loyalty.
Don’t look for any rhyme, meter, or alliteration, but here’s my attempt at expressing my appreciation.
Zip Lock Baggies
How do I use thee? Let me count the ways:
1. For dry cereal in the car on the way to church
2. Toothpaste tubes in a suitcase.
3. Puzzle pieces that never stay in the tray.
4. That baby curl I cut from Micah’s hair but never got into the baby book.
5. Leftovers, when I can’t find the lid to the glass container.
6. Leftovers, when someone melted the lid to the glass container.
7. Poopy diapers that for a time must remain with us in the car.
8. Toddler pants that failed the potty training test run.
9. A toothpick box that someone ripped open the wrong way, sending a shower of 1000 toothpicks out of my cabinet—one by one—for six months.
10. The glittery art creation made with love for mother’s day, but still giving on the fourth of July.
11. The i-pod and earphones that I am supposed to protect from a little brother’s handling…
All sizes. In the car, at home, in the diaper bag or purse.
Need I say more?